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04-16-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,638
Posted By Ted Noiz

It's not a placebo effect. I would describe it...

It's not a placebo effect. I would describe it thus: a powerful sense of well-being. It's not a high like the fry-headz and burn-outs get when they smoke it, as I said before it doesn't get all in...
04-13-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 592
Posted By tigat

The bikes are much easier to count than cars. ...

The bikes are much easier to count than cars.

I've owned 9 bikes in the last 46 years - one in college, no idea what happened to it - probably parked it at a friend's house and forgot where I left...
04-13-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 592
Posted By bruce19

Cars/trucks are beyond counting. Bikes are about...

Cars/trucks are beyond counting. Bikes are about a dozen. Motorcycles about 20 with the last 6 (since 1997) being Ducati.
04-12-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 592
Posted By rut3556

Let's see, too many cars to remember, 6 bicycles,...

Let's see, too many cars to remember, 6 bicycles, and 56 motorcycles.
04-09-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By ZIPP2001

Half Day Friday's are Back !

Half day Friday is back until Thanksgiving when business gets crazy again. So today the temp was a nice 63 degrees and it was time for my first ride home from work this year. The fun part is the...
04-02-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,638
Posted By big john

I know some guys who always ride high and take...

I know some guys who always ride high and take smoke breaks on road and off-road rides. This had been going on for 20+ years and neither of them has had a problem as a result. I have been on many of...
03-26-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,015
Posted By rsbob

How fast do I ride? Couple of different ways to...

How fast do I ride? Couple of different ways to interpret the question. Today did almost 53 miles with 2300’ climbing with an average speed of 16.2 but its still early in the season. One downhill...
03-26-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,015
Posted By caloso

1) Some of us on this forum actually race. 2)...

1) Some of us on this forum actually race.
2) It’s not meaningless if you’re trying to make a light, or beat the rain, or get home before dark.
3) Fast is fun.
03-26-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,015
Posted By rydabent

Fast only has meaning in a race. Other wise it...

Fast only has meaning in a race. Other wise it is meaningless. Except for one person in the world there are thousands faster than you are. Enjoy the ride.
03-22-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By rsbob

Yesterday I crashed out in my man cave when my...

Yesterday I crashed out in my man cave when my training bike parted ways with the trainer after not securely mounting it. I did a quick test at first to make sure it was secure (I trade my wife and...
03-19-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,015
Posted By rsbob

66 here and just did my longest ride of the year,...

66 here and just did my longest ride of the year, 47 miles at an average speed of 17.3 MPH, top speed, 45 MPH. I like to go fast and if I can do 20 MPH for miles I am in heaven. Top speed on a...
03-12-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,015
Posted By HD3andMe

I prefer both, while also being a fun bike...

I prefer both, while also being a fun bike transporter.

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03-07-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,015
Posted By UCantTouchThis

56 on a tandem, 1 mile dh 7% without pedaling....

56 on a tandem, 1 mile dh 7% without pedaling. Too fast though and the bike was rock solid. Just too fast to feel comfortable on a bike.

Though being a pretty good descender on my single bike...
03-07-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By wphamilton

I'd like to think so, but I'm pretty hard-headed...

I'd like to think so, but I'm pretty hard-headed so I'd probably do it again. Learning that you're not unbreakable any more, that one's hard to ignore.
03-07-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,015
Posted By GlennR

Better to be fast... than look fast. ...

Better to be fast... than look fast.

https://www.glenn-ring.com/pemp/Beetle-2019.jpg

https://www.glenn-ring.com/pemp/2180_6a.jpg

I'll wait for you at the next stop light ;)
03-07-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By trailangel

Don't throw the water bottle. Use it to wash off...

Don't throw the water bottle. Use it to wash off the grit immediately before it dries up and you have to scrub it... and it really starts to hurt.
03-06-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,649
Posted By scozim

Finally, what I called the crown jewel of the...

Finally, what I called the crown jewel of the garage back room was this Masi Gran Criterium with Made in America stickers. Approximately 56 cm X 55 cm, decked out in Campagnolo components and Super...
03-06-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,649
Posted By scozim

Finally went Italian - estate stuff

As many here know my stable is primarily French in nature - in fact, out of the 13 I had yesterday morning 7 are Peugeot, Gitane or Vitus 979. Yesterday, I sold my Rodriguez to free up funds for...
03-06-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,015
Posted By BlazingPedals

Probably true. One year I was doing BRAT and had...

Probably true. One year I was doing BRAT and had installed a 58T chainring especially for the ride. On the last day, I was coasting down a moderately large but not particularly steep hill and noted...
03-06-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,015
Posted By OldsCOOL

To me it doesn’t matter where the E folks ride...

To me it doesn’t matter where the E folks ride but if there is one up the road from me, I will purposely throw on the steam to catch and pass it. Get used to it, count it as affirmation that you are...
03-05-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By jjhabbs

New Video, Why we love classic road bikes 1. Your bicycle might be in this one.

Hey guys,
I'm learning how to edit, add music etc to my videos. This one is unique. Straight up bike porn. I used a few pictures from this forum to make it. Enjoy!
(2) Why We Love Classic Road...
03-05-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By Bob Ross

Any crash you can ride away from is just a...

Any crash you can ride away from is just a learning experience. :)
It's the ones you have to walk away from...or be driven away from in that noisy truck with the flashing lights...that really suck....
03-04-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By Eric F

Cycling teaches us lots of lessons. The cost of...

Cycling teaches us lots of lessons. The cost of the lesson may vary, as will the method of payment.
03-04-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By Inusuit

Had my first drop in a long time earlier this...

Had my first drop in a long time earlier this week. About 10 miles into a gravel ride, slowing and turning at an intersection. Hit a patch of frozen snow about the size of my hat and went down. ...
03-04-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,015
Posted By Inusuit

I'm 76 and somewhat fragile. Most of my rides...

I'm 76 and somewhat fragile. Most of my rides average 8-10 mph which includes a short stop or two. I don't pause the Garmin for the stops. Yesterday hit 29 mph on an urban downhill. Have done 24...
03-03-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By pbass

It sucks but we do have to ratchet some things...

It sucks but we do have to ratchet some things down as we get older. We're lucky when the reminders are minor incidents. I'm 60, and typically ride gravel bikes off-road (I hate riding in traffic -...
03-01-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,318
Posted By ExPatTyke

Motobecane Super 15 ...

Motobecane Super 15

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03-01-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 35,653
Posted By jish1969

I finally get to throw my hat into this ring......

I finally get to throw my hat into this ring... just finished this Roberts I spent the winter on. Old English meets new English......
02-28-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 67,956
Posted By trekmogul

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Cycling in the place I love most and that would be...
02-25-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,254
Posted By ctak

24" 1986 Trek 700 Tri Series

Bought this 24" Trek 700 Tri Series a while ago for $250 as the sport touring geometry and Reynolds 531 tubeset lined up with what I was looking for...
02-23-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,015
Posted By fishboy316

Am not sure how fast fast is.... I like fast! I...

Am not sure how fast fast is.... I like fast! I love fast! But alas fast can be painful. Meh... still chasing fast. Bought a 21 Trek Fuel EX 9.8 and it is really fast to me. Have gone down on it and...
02-22-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,015
Posted By MNHarv

Excellent Post!!! As a former motorcyclist...

Excellent Post!!!

As a former motorcyclist it was well known to my group of riding friends that concentration was a huge factor regarding whether you had a great ride or you didn't. Growing up in...
02-21-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By Hondo Gravel

That some good road rash what doesn’t kills ya...

That some good road rash what doesn’t kills ya makes ya stronger. Almost got blown off my bike out in the west Texas mountains Big Bend NP. Turned around back to camp and listen to football on...
02-21-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By August West

Could have been much worse. Look what happened to...

Could have been much worse. Look what happened to Chris Froome in 2019 when he took his hands off the bars durning a reconnaissance ride for the Critérium du Dauphiné while it was windy.


...
02-21-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By Classtime

The wind has been brutal lately. Yesterday, I was...

The wind has been brutal lately. Yesterday, I was returning from my ride heading north on the Esplanade and turned right at Ave. C because I hate how the gusts kick up helter skelter in front of The...
02-21-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By y0x8

I once rode a bicycle without my hands, so that I...

I once rode a bicycle without my hands, so that I could talk to the girls, and I spread my arms out to the sides, as if I had caught a big fish.
From the car next to me, I was called obscenities....
02-21-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By Speedway2

The outcome could have been much worse. Good...

The outcome could have been much worse. Good thing you're able to share with us your lessons learned.
Personally, I never ride with both hands off but thats my personal self preservation strategy...
02-21-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By Helderberg

Sorry about the crash. Crosswinds can be a bear...

Sorry about the crash. Crosswinds can be a bear as you have found out, The good thing is that you were not injured worse and now have been reminded that you don't ride no hands on the windy days, or...
02-20-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By y0x8

And why did you ride without hands in the wind? ...

And why did you ride without hands in the wind?
I should have peed against the wind.
02-20-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By Catsharp

Hope you were wearing a helmet. Sorry for the...

Hope you were wearing a helmet. Sorry for the crash!
02-20-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By big john

That's enough of that! Hope you feel better fast.

That's enough of that! Hope you feel better fast.
02-20-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By jppe

Glad it wasn’t any worse.

Glad it wasn’t any worse.
02-20-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,683
Posted By Iride01

You only been riding seven months.... you got a...

You only been riding seven months.... you got a lot of catching up to do. Though you don't have to catch up on accidents, just mileage.

If you were able to ride last Sunday, you are out doing me...
02-09-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,522
Posted By Drillium Dude

Last Ride

Today was the final function-check ride for my faithful orange Super before turning it over to a local buyer tomorrow afternoon. We're scheduled to do a longer test ride then; he felt comfortable...
02-05-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,548
Posted By bOsscO

Also, curved top tubes remind me of...

Also, curved top tubes remind me of something.....
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01-23-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 725
Posted By BlueDevil63

straighten a frame

So this is the first time I have come across a frame that was out of alignment like this.
...
01-21-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,342
Posted By jon c.

I already enjoy riding without rules. Adding...

I already enjoy riding without rules. Adding rules isn't likely to improve the experience.
01-21-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,342
Posted By Drillium Dude

How To Ride A Bike Forever

I recently received Rivendell's Parts & Accessories Fall-Winter 2000 No. 7 catalog after purchasing it on Ebay. Although not the version I thought it was (I was thinking it was the version with more...
01-20-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,163
Posted By pcb

....and speaking of tight track frames that are a...

....and speaking of tight track frames that are a little comfier with 650b, this '71 Carlton/Raleigh Pro Track. 700c clearance wasn't terrible, 25mm actual was doable, but it's not a forgiving frame,...
01-19-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 25,813
Views: 2,610,732
Posted By Dr.Lou

Sunny and 40 so I took the Bridge Club out for an...

Sunny and 40 so I took the Bridge Club out for an easy 20 mile ride along the river....
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